Marie L. Matthews Gallery
at the Johnson Education Center
This gallery has on exhibit works from a variety of media, inspired by the beauty of the natural world. Marie L. Matthews Gallery is located inside a circa 1900s restored barn that is also home to D&R Greenway Land Trust.
You may visit the galleries during weekdays from 10am to 5pm, except for holidays. Please call 609.924.4646 ahead of time to ensure that art exhibitions are viewable in all rooms.
Themed Juried Art Exhibit Call for Entries
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Earth/Fire is a juried art exhibit hosted by D&R Greenway Land Trust that will feature artistic interpretations of earth and fire to recognize such essential elements to nature and to our lives. This exhibit celebrates the themes of earth and/or fire and all images and variations are welcome: visual interpretations of the land, farms, maps, smoke, chimneys, evocation of warmth or heat, abstraction, etc. Work in any medium and of any size can be submitted, including video & sculpture.
Isaiah Ratterman, Koi in the Shadows, First Place,
Oasis & Mirage: Disappearing Water Juried Exhibit 2014
Princeton Photography Club
"Nature Soothes, Nature Restores, Nature Heals"
including "Imaginary Landscapes" Exhibit by Lucy Graves McVicker
Exhibit is open for viewing through November 6, 2015
Docent Walking Tour with Barbara Warren: Saturday, October 10, 1 - 4 pm
Meet the Photographers and Gallery Walk: Wednesday, October 28, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
*Light refreshments will be served at the October 28th event
Both events will be held at the Johnson Education Center and
are free and open to the public.
Exhibiting members of the Princeton Photography Club
Vivien Van Natta
The Marie L. Matthews Gallery was named in honor of Marie L. Matthews, a noted Princeton artist. Marie Matthews lived a full life as an accomplished nature photographer, very active in philanthropic affairs. She raised a family and traveled widely. She graduated from the University of California-Berkeley and received a Masters Degree in Education from Goucher College. She served as a trustee of the Lymphoma Research Foundation, Corner House Foundation, and Mothers 2 Mothers Program. The generous spirit of Marie lives on in the Marie L. Matthews Gallery.
Olivia Rainbow Gallery
Named by Leslie and Chris Kuenne of Princeton in memory of their daughter Olivia, a burgeoning artist who loved the outdoors, the gallery exhibits works of children and students from pre-school through high school ages. Throughout the year, changing exhibits mirror the theme of the art displayed in the Marie L. Matthews Gallery.
"Beech Tree from the Child's Perspective"
Roberta C. Scott Fine Art Photography
"Fall 2013 Beech Tree" by Roberta C. Scott
“Beech Tree from the Child’s Viewpoint” is the fruit of a three-year all-season project by fine art nature photographer Roberta C. Scott. Her impassioned scenes feature intimate and celebratory views of D&R Greenway Land Trust’s iconic beech tree, presiding across from the entry of D&R Greenway Land Trust’s restored 1900 barn. Compelling views, realistic to abstract, macro to micro, may be seen in the Olivia Rainbow Gallery, intentionally evoking the attention and intensity that young children bring to the natural world.
Close to eighty artistic carved decoys were gifted by collector Jay Vawter of Princeton to D&R Greenway Land Trust in February 2012. This gift seeks to inspire a conservation ethic by creating appreciation for the waterfowl and bird species on display.
D&R Greenway’s work to preserve critical natural habitats – including marshes and wetlands, rivers and streams – was the impetus behind the gift.
An astute collector of high quality decoys, when Jay Vawter learned his children were not interested in inheriting his collection, he decided they would make a perfect charitable gift. He selected D&R Greenway as the recipient because: “D&R Greenway preserves lands full of these birds.”
Many of the decoys in the Vawter Collection have won awards, such as a Merganser drake that won best in show at the Ward World Championships. Lem and Steve Ward, hunters and fisherman, weren’t trained artists but developed their ability to create lifelike birds by observing birds in the marshes and waterways. In 1975, the Ward Museum opened in Salisbury, Maryland. Every decoy in the Vawter Collection was carved by an artist represented in the state-of-the-art Ward Museum.
Carver Ben Heinemann
Pintail decoy by Ben Heinemann (photo credit: Mary Allessio Leck)
Click here for directions to the Johnson Education Center
One Preservation Place
Princeton, NJ 08540
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